Coastal communities would be the first to be hit by climate change, said Anil K. Gupta, Executive Vice-Chair, National Innovation Foundation, Hyderabad.
Prof. Gupta was delivering the plenary talk during the inauguration of the national seminar on traditional knowledge and management systems in fisheries at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, here on Tuesday. The traditional knowledge available with people can help in indicating climate change and its impact. The Akshaya e-centres of Kerala could be utilised for traditional knowledge dissemination. Ethically correct and sustainable traditional knowledge needed to be encouraged, he said.